But it’s not just enough to know who he is and what he is – I want to know what he looks like. I want to see his eyes, just the way the heroine would. I want to have a face that sums him up.
Just so you know what I’m talking about, here are a couple of heroes I prepared earlier...
I’ve just finished writing Forbidden: The Sheikh’s Virgin, part of the Presents Dark Hearted Desert Men 4 book continuity scheduled for mid-2010. Rafiq is the lesser of the two black sheep of the family, turned tycoon rather than playboy gambler. Burying his despair under a drive to show everyone how wrong they are, he abandons his country and his robes and becomes a ruthless, Armani wearing Sheikh tycoon.
And then there was my hero, Alejandro Rodriguez, from The Spaniard’s Blackmailed Bride, part of a two-in-one October Presents release, The Latin Lover, with Lucy Monroe. Now Alejandro is a man who doesn’t take rejection easily. He’s the guy who walks out on women, and it doesn’t sit easily that Leah Mitchell shrugged him off before he was through with her. He’s out to settle a score or two and he’s out for it bad...
Yeah, I think the odd score or two might well be settled with a glance like that. :)
After the likes of those guys, who’s left to inspire my Italian Australian hero? I found him, with the help of a fabulous friend, Anne Gracie, who is only too happy to share the results of her hero research (thank you Anne!). I think he’ll fit the bill quite nicely, a gorgeous model named Andrea Zanchini – here he is a black jacket and looking devastating -
Of course, while I’m thinking Presents heroes, in real life heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Who’s your favourite hero and why? Trish has one copy of her recently awarded 2009 Romance Book of the Year Award winning title, The Italian Boss’s Mistress of Revenge, to give away on Tote Bags and Blogs to one lucky entrant. Simply post your favourite hero in the comments section to be in the draw to win!
***Trish picked Emmanuelle as her winner! Congrats, Emmanuelle! :) Please email me with your full mailing address so we can get the prize in the mail to you. And many thanks to everyone else who left a comment!***